AceShowbiz - "The Real Housewives of New York City" alum Ramona Singer apparently isn't too thrilled by Bravo's plan to create a "Legacy" spin-off the series. During a new interview, the reality TV star didn't hold back when sharing her thoughts on the upcoming show that is set to feature OG stars of the Bravo reality show.
"But I also feel like the 'Legacy' [show], how could it be really good?" Ramona told host Carlos King on his "Reality with the King" podcast. "The people they are gonna bring back are the people they didn't want to renew anyways. So now what? Are you gonna call it 'The Loser Show', the 'Loser Legacy'?"
The 65-year-old actress went on to share that she wasn't sure if she would join the show if she was given an offer. "I don't know if I want to do it again … for a lot of reasons. I'm much calmer now that I haven't done the show," the real estate agent explained. "I know this is an oxymoron, but I really don't like being recognized."
"All of a sudden, people aren't bugging me, like, 'Are you Ramona? I know you're on a date, but can I have a photo?' I don't like all the attention. And guess what? The men I date don't like all the attention. Even my girlfriends don't," she continued. "They'll say, 'Oh my gosh, Ramona, I used to go out with you and 20 people would come up to you. And now it's only one.' So I don't like all the attention."
Ramona also shared that she didn't enjoy dealing with the media during her tenure as a Real Housewife. "I really don't like the press. The press stressed me out with all that stuff. That was really, really very hurtful and made me really unhinged," the "Life on the Ramona Coaster" author admitted. "I mean, unhinged."
She also claimed now that she left the franchise, she has become a calmer person. "And I realize now I'm so much more relaxed. All my friends say I'm 50 percent more calmer. I still have high energy, but I'm not as hard-a**. There's something more gentle and I'm actually able to date now in a better way," she shared.
Despite that, Ramona didn't entirely shut down the posibility of her appearing on the "Legacy" spin-off. "I've been there for a long time. I mean, never say no, never say never," she said.
Bravo EP Andy Cohen previously confirmed that the plans for the spin-off are in full swing. "You know that we're at a crossroads for RHONY," he told Variety in March. "We've spent a lot of time figuring out where to go. And the plan that we've come up with, I think, is a real gift to the fans."
"There are thousands of stories to tell here. This is the most multicultural, diverse, and energetic and exciting city in America: We are searching for a multicultural group of friends who really best reflect the most exciting city in the country," he added. "We're looking for a group of women who are real friends, and who are of diverse backgrounds, races, and religions."
Meanwhile, Bravo introduced the all-new and diverse cast for "RHONY" reboot at the 2022 BravoCon on Sunday, October 16. The seven new Housewives are creative director Sai De Silva, model and philanthropist Ubah Hassan, home renovation guru Erin Dana Lichy and former J. Crew president Jenna Lyons. Also joining them are influencer Lizzy Savetsky, fashion publicist and brand consultant Jessel Taank and brand marketing and communications professional Brynn Whitfield.
Filming for "The Real Housewives of New York City" season 14 is scheduled to start this fall, while the season premieres in 2023.